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Traffic tickets earn you points that are known as Demerit Points. These points are permitted to accumulate before action becomes necessary. For example, after 6 points the Ministry of Transportation will be forced to tell you about your driving record in the form of a warning letter. 9 demerit points will force you to attend an interview in order for you to explain why the ministry should not suspend your license. After 9 points you may also be required to go through road, vision, and knowledge tests in order to determine your ability to drive competently and safely.

Failure in any test will mean a suspension of license. The same thing will happen if you do not attend the interview. 15 demerit points will automatically get you a license suspension for 30 days. If you do not surrender your license, you face a 2-year suspension. Legal Action's Speeding Tickets department dealing exclusively in handling unfair speeding tickets can be of some real assistance should you be in such a fix. We will work hard towards a complete elimination of all your traffic tickets.

Demerit Points

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7 Demerit Points

  • Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
  • Failing to stop when signalled/requested by a police officer

6 Demerit Points

  • Careless Driving
  • Racing
  • Failing to stop for a school bus
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more

5 Demerit Points

  • Driver of a bus failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing

4 Demerit Points

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
  • Following too closely

3 Demerit Points

  • Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
  • Driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
  • Failing to obey the directions of a police officer
  • Driving the wrong way on a divided road
  • Failing to report a collision to a police officer
  • Improper driving when road is divided into lanes
  • Crowding the driver's seat
  • Going the wrong way on a one-way road
  • Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road
  • Crossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provided
  • Failing to slow and carefully pass a stopped emergency vehicle
  • Failing to move, where possible, into another lane when passing a stopped emergency vehicle
  • Improper passing
  • Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane

2 Demerit Points

  • Improper opening of a vehicle door
  • Prohibited turns
  • Towing people on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc.
  • Failing to obey signs
  • Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
  • Failing to share the road
  • Improper right turn
  • Improper left turn
  • Failing to signal
  • Unnecessary slow driving
  • Reversing on a divided high-speed road
  • Driver failing to wear a seat belt
  • Driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than 23 kg is properly secured
  • Driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16 years is wearing a seat belt
  • Failing to lower headlamp beams
  • Backing on a highway
  • Driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system or booster seat